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Sometimes I have a hard time thinking of what to cook. This is great resource from the NY Dept of Health that has healthy recipes in both English and Spanish! Click here to open the pdf and then click on the vegetable or fruit of your choice to view all the recipes. I clicked on braising greens and here’s what came up:

Collard Greens with Spicy Peanut Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups chopped collard greens
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Directions: 1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • 2. Add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • 3. Add greens and ¼ cup water. Cover and cook until greens are soft, about 15 minutes.
  • 4. Add tomato and peanut butter. Add black pepper to taste.
  • 5. Stir well. Serve and enjoy!
  • 6. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Makes 6 servings. Adapted from The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack
  • Greens & Garlic
  • Ingredients: 8 cups chopped braising greens
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Directions:
  • 1. In a large pot, bring 1 cup water to a boil over medium heat.
  • 2. Add the braising greens to the pot. Cover and cook until the greens wilt, about 4 minutes.
  • 3. Uncover the pot. Stirring often, cook until all of the water is gone, about 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.
  • 4. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • 5. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper to the oil and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
  • 6. Add the cooked greens to the frying pan. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
  • Makes 4 servings.

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